Nov 20 2004, 09:09 PM
Methow Valley News
Thursday, June 11, 1953
Hannah Williams Dies at Age of 88
Death came to Mrs. Hannah Williams June 7 at a Pateros rest home. She had been in failing health for some time.
Born May 20, 1865 at Etna, Missouri, she was united in marriage with William Allen Williams on April 17, 1884.
The Williams came to Washington Territory in 1887 and homesteaded in Finley Canyon in 1907. Mr. Williams died January 9, 1933.
Since then Mrs. Williams and her son Bryant have lived together, remaining in the old family home on the Finley Canyon road.
Mrs. Williams was active in local affairs, preceding her past years of illness. She was a member of the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church, the Priscilla Club and the Beaver Creek Friendly Neighbors.
She had been considered an accomplished seamstress in her younger years, was a kind neighbor and was loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by her son Bryant, a daughter Ruth Williams of Tacoma, two sisters, Mrs. Maude Simpson of Seattle and Mrs. Alice Brown of Vancouver, B.C., and two grandchildren. A daughter May Steele preceded Mrs. Williams in death.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Twisp Methodist Church, with the Reverend J.D. Crawford officiating. Bessie Dodge furnished the organ music and accompanied Mrs. Floyd Kent as she sang the hymns, “Beyond the Sunset”, and “One Sweetly Solemn Thought”.
Pallbearers were Jim Simmons, Frank Thurlow, William Thurlow, Vern Thurlow, Bren Wenner, and George Gibson, with interment in Beaver Creek Cemetery.